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#6988320 - 12/08/17 09:38 AM Polaris Ranger Question
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Registered: 04/12/09
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I'm looking to get a new ranger crew but having a hard time narrowing it down. The ranger will mostly be used in the duck marsh, and will need to go through about 1' of water and mud with 5 people to get in and out of the blinds. No mudding or high end speed is needed.

The first question is gas vs diesel? I've read mixed reviews about both but would like to hear further.

The next is which model would y'all say is plenty of power to go through the water/mud with 5 people? Most of the other guys are running 900s or 1000s, but could the 570-6 get me where I'm going with ease? I plan on putting a 2" lift with better tires as well.

Thanks for your inputs.
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#6988371 - 12/08/17 10:14 AM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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Buddy of mine had a Ranger diesel. He told me in less than a year it was having ring problems, and traded it in. Evidently this is a common problem.

Kawasaki Mule Pro DXT is what I just purchased, and it is bad to the bone! 30 mph top speed in high gear. In low gear it tops out at 15 mph, but I think it could pull my 10,000 pound pickup.
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#6988424 - 12/08/17 10:44 AM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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^^^This get a Mule way more dependable......

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#6988440 - 12/08/17 10:59 AM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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Mule...got a 2006 that seats 5 that will not stop running.
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#6988449 - 12/08/17 11:04 AM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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I bought a new Yamaha Wolverine a few months ago and I love it. Full lockers and made in USA, tops out at 51 mph.

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#6988610 - 12/08/17 12:50 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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We've gone to the Kawasaki Mule crew cab. Bro-in law had a Polaris CC. Bro-in law conceded the Mule drives and handles much better than his Ranger and costs less.

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#6988613 - 12/08/17 12:51 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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I have a nice lifted 900 crew id sell! its a 15 model with a portal lift.
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#6988616 - 12/08/17 12:53 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: pokerj2]
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Originally Posted By: pokerj2
I have a nice lifted 900 crew id sell! its a 15 model with a portal lift.


for how much?
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#6991251 - 12/10/17 08:13 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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I have both, wished I would have bought another mule, the fuel injection system on the Polaris is not cold weather friendly, the reaction time from throttle to transmission engage is terrible. What I mean is you have to idle up before it would start to move which causes a jerk when taking off. Very cold natured. If I could get a re-due I would get the two seat mule in gas.

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#6991280 - 12/10/17 08:35 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Buddy of mine had a Ranger diesel. He told me in less than a year it was having ring problems, and traded it in. Evidently this is a common problem.

Kawasaki Mule Pro DXT is what I just purchased, and it is bad to the bone! 30 mph top speed in high gear. In low gear it tops out at 15 mph, but I think it could pull my 10,000 pound pickup.


If you buy a mule over a Polaris... you deserve it.
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#6991285 - 12/10/17 08:38 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Buddy of mine had a Ranger diesel. He told me in less than a year it was having ring problems, and traded it in. Evidently this is a common problem.

Kawasaki Mule Pro DXT is what I just purchased, and it is bad to the bone! 30 mph top speed in high gear. In low gear it tops out at 15 mph, but I think it could pull my 10,000 pound pickup.


If you buy a mule over a Polaris... you deserve it.


I don't understand what you're saying.
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#6991316 - 12/10/17 09:00 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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Can-am Defenders are stout machines too.

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#6992077 - 12/11/17 01:38 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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Registered: 04/26/07
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Loc: Dallas, Tx
I have a 2015 Polaris crew 570. It has done everything I asked it to do and seems to have plenty of power. Even when loaded with 6 men. Granted I am not running through the water/mud but I would not hesitate to do so.

FYI: I will be selling it in January, send me a PM if you would like to talk about it.

Nothing wrong with it, I get a new one every 3 years.


Edited by HogBranch (12/11/17 01:39 PM)

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#6992220 - 12/11/17 03:28 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: txbowhunt7]
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Seems the common consensus of Ranger owners is putting them up for sale...

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#6992224 - 12/11/17 03:32 PM Re: Polaris Ranger Question [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Buddy of mine had a Ranger diesel. He told me in less than a year it was having ring problems, and traded it in. Evidently this is a common problem.

Kawasaki Mule Pro DXT is what I just purchased, and it is bad to the bone! 30 mph top speed in high gear. In low gear it tops out at 15 mph, but I think it could pull my 10,000 pound pickup.


If you buy a mule over a Polaris... you deserve it.


I don't understand what you're saying.


You deserve to own a second tier utv. Canít believe youíre bragging about 30mph. I routinely pull trailers with tons of feed and when just fooling around Iíve never even found out how fast it can go. At 48 it still had plenty left. And after that, itís a Polaris. The 7.3 desiel of the utv world.
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